SPOTLIGHT: Harvard docs protest Mass. anti-freebie bill

In Massachusetts, legislators are considering what could be the harshest ban in the nation on drugmaker freebies for physicians. Under the Massachusetts bill, doctors who accept any form of pharma swag--even a pen, in theory--could face a $5,000 fine and two years in jail. Now, some Harvard-affiliated physicians (admittedly, physicians with some pharma ties) have come out out to oppose the bill. Blog

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